House approves three bills to increase access to affordable housing

The House approved three bills Monday that would increase access to affordable housing across the state.

The House also passed HB19-1245 that would contribute more funding to the Housing Development Grant Fund that could be used to improve, preserve, or expand the supply of affordable housing in Colorado.

“This bill is a significant and meaningful approach to address the state’s affordable housing crisis,” Representative Mike Weissman, D-Aurora, said. “Housing can strengthen a person’s ability to support a family, maintain a job and live a healthy life. This bill is a calibrated approach that would benefit all of Coloradans- especially our most vulnerable families and individuals.”